Sunnybank State High School

Three reasons to choose us

  1. ​​​Extensive history of academic and sporting success
  2. Extended science and athletic programs
  3. Innovative teachers, strong relationships, caring and supportive student programs​
Student in front of building School grounds Front of school

Principal's welcome

School overview

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Sunnybank State High School offers a unique, safe and enriching learning environment for all of our students.

Students are constantly surrounded by possibility and opportunity, both designed to empower each student to thrive and achieve across a range of academic, cultural, vocational and sporting pursuits.

We are a high-achieving and vibrant school, rich in tradition with an outstanding reputation for success. Our motto, 'Many ways to excellence', reflects our commitment to quality education by ensuring that every child is striving for success.

We are part of a global learning community and value our international partnerships. The school has been welcoming students from other countries along with offering international homestays for more than 20 years.

EQI programs offered

High School
High School Study Abroad

Special programs

  • Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)—National Innovative Schools Award Winner, STEM
  • Mathematics and Science extension program
  • English and humanities extension program
  • Digital and Design Technologies
  • Extensive array of vocational training
  • International academic support program
  • Individualised and personalised student support services
  • Inter-school sport
  • Instrumental music
  • Academic coaching

Extracurricular activities

  • STEM
  • Student leadership
  • Public speaking
  • Debating
  • Titration
  • Homework program
  • Cultural and wellbeing programs and excursions
  • Academic competitions (maths, science, English)

School facilities

  • Digital innovation hub (drones, coding, robotics, STEM, virtual reality)
  • Media precinct
  • Industry standard hospitality kitchen
  • Modern industrial technology facility
  • Registered Training Organisation (RTO) offering Vocational Education and Training (VET)
  • On-site training café – Breezeway
  • Sports hall
  • Athletics facilities
  • Gymnasium
  • Close proximity to major transport routes
  • International precinct

Tertiary pathways

  • Access to specialist personal and career development programs
  • Intensive individual support to negotiate university pathways
  • Early entry to Brisbane universities


  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • Japanese
  • Chinese school on weekends
  • Distance education
    • French
    • Japanese
  • Senior external exams (which contribute to university entrance) available in many first languages​​

Homestay and accommodation

By living with an Australian host family international students become part of the local community and have a fantastic opportunity to practise their English in a safe and caring home environment.

Students have their own bedroom with study facilities, three meals a day, and access to transport to and from school, and to school activities.

Read more about homestay and accommodation options.

Holiday adventure programs

Holiday adventure programs are an exciting and safe way for students to travel and sightsee during school holidays.

All holiday adventures are fully guided and escorted by qualified teachers and staff to ensure student safety.

Find out more about our holiday adventure programs.

Contact details


The information and data in this webpage is subject to change without notice. Before submitting your application, if you are interested in:

  • a particular subject, sport, program or extracurricular activity offered by an EQI school; or
  • particular school facilities;

please contact EQI or the school directly to confirm it will be offered and/or available in the year you intend to study.

Last updated 29 May 2023